ice cream rendezvous

molecular cohesion/non-cohesion baigz says
about the current state of the group
and the nature of collective living
_______

tossing drops of mint water
with a sprig of spearmint
to ty and trish and cynthia and tookie
as we heat-wilt on the porch
just like a catholic priest
blessing a congregation
the shock/delight of the smallest bits of cool
landing on skin
_______

the blankets we lay in the truckbed
per mo’s suggestion so we
don’t burn our asses off when we pile in
for our post-meeting ice cream rendezvous
at zimm’s
_______

sounded like a cat but bigger
both tookie and mo say
about the creature they heard last night
outside sugar shack
which they’re guessing to be
a bobcat
_______
how the dust rising off the gravel road
when a car passes tells the story
of our need/want/hope for rain
_______
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Women carry pitchers filled with drinking water in Devmali village in the desert state of Rajasthan, India.

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